For his entire academic career, Sean Reardon ’86 has sought to use his passions — the humanities and quantitative research — to make a difference in the field of education. One of the nation’s leading experts on educational inequality, Reardon researches how opportunities and outcomes vary in the United States for students of different racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds. Reardon’s path to his current position, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education at Stanford University, is long and sprawling. It includes stops on a South Dakota Indian Reservation, a New Jersey Quaker school, and further academic work at Harvard and Penn State — but it all began at Notre Dame. Read More
The President nominated Michael Leary (PLS '86) to fill the position of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration. We have included the link to the White House web site for the announcement.
Adam Frisch ’07 sat across from a four-star admiral, trying to talk his way onto a nuclear submarine. Specifically, Frisch had to explain to the senior officer how a Program of Liberal Studies major could succeed studying nuclear propulsion. The simplest answer was the best one. Read More
PLS professors emeriti Walt Nicgorski, Phillip Sloan, Michael Crowe, and Katherine Tillman enjoyed an evening reminiscing with a group of former PLS students, including alumni Mark Gallogly and his wife, Lise Strickler, Fr. Jim McDonald, C.S.C., Kevin Casperson and his wife, Stacy Hennessy, and Skip Livingston. The group gathered to celebrate the new McDonald Student Center for Well-Being which was established by Mark Gallogly and Lise Strickler in honor of Fr. Jim McDonald, C.S.C. Read More
University of Notre Dame graduate Mark Gallogly and his wife, Lise Strickler, have made a $10 million gift to the University to endow the Rev. James E. McDonald, C.S.C., Center for Student Well-Being.
“The health of our students is an utmost priority, and the McDonald Center will enable us to more effectively and comprehensively support their mental and other health needs,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “I am grateful to Lise and Mark for their extraordinary generosity and their decision to honor my brother in Holy Cross, Father Jim McDonald." Read More